America’s Saddest City
St. Petersburg, Florida is the saddest city in America.
Men’s Health did a statistical analysis of 100 U.S. cities, using suicide rate data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, unemployment figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and SimplyMap for the percentage of households where antidepressants are used, as well as the number of people who report feeling the blues all or most of the time.
The magazine commented that Florida in general seems to be a depressing place to live, with three cities among the Top 10 Saddest Cities.
Following St. Petersburg are: Detroit; Memphis; Tampa, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; St. Louis; Birmingham, Ala.; Miami; Reno, Nev.; and Las Vegas.
Here are the happy places:
Plano, Texas; Burlington, Vt.; St. Paul, Minn.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; Madison, Wis.; Boston; Omaha; Fargo, N.D.; Manchester, N.H.; and Honolulu.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2011 Liberaland